Dog concierge services becoming a huge hit in the Big Apple
July 3, 2012
Dog parents have evolved over the years from caretakers to full-fledged family members, so it's no wonder that the pet services industry is stronger than ever. In New York City, where pet parents have to go the extra mile to provide proper care for their companions, a new series of businesses have sprouted up that cater to upscale dog parents who are looking for superior supervision and stimulation while at work or when out of town. While these companies have existed for quite some time around New York City, a company called Spot Experience is now moving into more than 50 properties throughout the area, reports DNAInfo.com.
So what will these services include? One of those offered by Rose Associates has select properties with doggy daycare options and some truly high-tech features. These facilities will be fitted with 24/7 webcams, which will allow dog parents to check in on their furry friends using their smartphone or similar web-enabled device. For busy canine caretakers, this new service has even become a way to feel closer to their dogs - perhaps a bit too much!
"We have people who tell me that their work life is going down the tubes because they have the dogs up [on their computer screen] all the time," Spot Experience owner Mitch Marrow, told the news source.
According to The New York Daily News, in addition to top-notch daycare, the company offers cage-free overnight stays that tenants can rely on in a pinch, grooming and even special social events. For real estate companies looking to attract high-profile clients, these kinds of pet services show just how far dog parents are willing to go to improve their companions' quality of life, and how many won't expect anything less than the best.
"A lot of different companies are rolling out concierge programs. We just wanted to take ours to the next level," Jamie Kauffman, manager of Rose Signature Services, a real estate company that uses Spot Experience, told the news source. "People put a lot of emphasis on their animals, and we wanted to offer something for their peace of mind."
While these kinds of services take a lot of the work out of being a pet parent, spending quality time with your pooch at the Dog Park at Bideawee is a wonderful way to get additional exercise and mingle with other dog parents like yourself.